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More on localizing coronavirus scams

With millions of Americans out of work and anxieties running high, the National Consumers League warns that a variety of scams could proliferate during the pandemic. Some of these scams

Help your readers avoid financial scams: Part II

As reported in the first part of a series on the financial exploitation of U.S. seniors, financial scams targeting U.S. seniors will continue to grow as the U.S. population ages.

Help your readers avoid financial scams: Part I

As the elderly population of the United States continues to grow, there’s a sizable personal finance story for business staff to report separately, or develop into a blockbuster series: the

Even millennials get caught in online scams

Clever fraudsters troll every age group, but tech-savvy Millennials are especially attractive to online scammers, warns the Scam Tracker from the Better Business Bureau(BBB)—25% more likely, in fact, than those

Summertime — and the scamming is easy

Consumer scams are on the rise. In 2018, consumer scams surged 38% over the previous year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).Consumers shelled out $1.48 billion to fraudsters, with nearly

Three ways to spot a tax-related scam

For a timely story relating to data breaches, focus your reporting on tax-related scams, which increasingly threaten consumers’ financial security. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a “dirty dozen”

Alert readers to growing cellphone fraud scams

With millions of U.S. consumers using digital devices to pay bills and shop online, clever crooks have figured out a new scam: Stealing personal data to open up phony cellphone

Identity theft is growing among young children

Identity theft among children under 17 is growing. In 2017, more than one million children were victims of identity theft or fraud, a recent 2018 report from Javelin Strategy &

Ken Teegardin Numbers And Finance

Forget the Fraud: Enron as a Failed Business

This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on financial accounting disclosures and how you as a journalist can interpret and report on them. If you have a

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